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Prohibition on Mandatory Medication



It is the policy of the Department of Education to prohibit AEA and LEA personnel from requiring any child with a disability to obtain a prescription for a substance covered by the Federal Controlled Substances Act, for example Ritalin, as a condition of:

  • Attending school
  • Receiving an evaluation, or
  • Receiving services under IDEA

AEA and LEA staff are permitted to consult and share with parents and guardians their classroom-based observations regarding student:

  • Academic and functional performance, or
  • Behavior in the classroom or school, or
  • Need for evaluation for special education or related services.

281--Iowa Administrative Code 41.174

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 21, 2018 at 7:50am.